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Annan reaction

Annan reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay praised his side for digging in for a 1-0 win against fourth-placed Annan Athletic at Forthbank on Saturday.

Darren Smith’s eighth goal of the season earned the Binos a fifth straight league success for the first time since season 2008/09 and ended Annan’s five-game winning streak.

Mackay, who confirmed that central defender Ross Smith had been substituted after suffering a dead leg, said: “It wasn’t pleasing on the eye and I’ll not be looking the DVD out for it but we ground out a win – this is the sort of game we would have lost seven or eight weeks ago.

“I’m delighted for the players because they have been working very hard – there is a togetherness and commitment and it keeps the run going. Darren Smith took his goal really well and it was a great save from Chris Smith at the end to get another clean sheet for the team.

“The pressure was on everyone but we have stuck together and turned it around – we didn’t play particularly well against Annan but the defence was solid.”

Annan boss Jim Chapman said: “Our final decision-making was poor but I didn’t think we were in any danger in the game. We looked as if we were playing with the handbrake on but on chances created I think Annan had the better of them.”

Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was delighted to see his side complete a great week with a 2-0 win away to bottom club Cowdenbeath in difficult conditions. Ross Smith and Sean Dickson got the goals after Chris Smith saved Dale Carrick’s early penalty in a match that passed an 11.00am inspection but appeared to be… read more

Elgin reaction

Elgin reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was understandably delighted after Sean Dickson’s injury-time winner saw us beat Elgin City 1-0 at Forthbank on Tuesday evening. It means Albion are 11 points clear of bottom club Cowdenbeath, who have two games in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Central Park. Mackay said: “We’ve scored a lot of… read more

Edinburgh City reaction

Edinburgh City reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay admitted it wasn’t pretty to watch but was delighted to see his side secure a vital 1-0 win over Edinburgh City at Forthbank. Ross Kavanagh’s first-half goal proved decisive but the Lowland League champions did most of the pressing after the break as we held on for an important three… read more

Arbroath reaction

Arbroath reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt a draw was about right after it ended 1-1 at a blustery Gayfield. Darren Smith gave us the lead with his sixth goal of the season early in the second half but Steven Doris hauled Arbroath level soon after. Both sides had chances to win it in the closing… read more

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay praised his side for battling back to draw 2-2 with Berwick Rangers at Forthbank but admits the visitors should have been out of sight. Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell had Berwick two goals ahead at the break but trialist Aiden Malone got one back with four minutes left and Sean Dickson… read more

Montrose reaction

Montrose reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay could return to the transfer market in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Montrose at Forthbank, which capped a miserable week. Blair Henderson gave us an early lead with a penalty but Chris Templeman equalised and Graham Webster converted an 81st-minute spot-kick to complete the comeback as we slipped to… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was an angry man after we exited the Scottish Cup with a 3-2 defeat away to Clyde at Broadwood in Tuesday’s fourth-round replay. Blair Henderson converted an early penalty and scored a second from the spot late on after keeper John Gibson had been sent off but Clyde were much… read more

Annan reaction

Annan reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay was shocked at the second-half slump that saw us lose 4-1 to Annan Athletic at Galabank. Blair Henderson’s early goal was cancelled out by Smart Osadolor just before the interval and the hosts dominated after the break. Mackay said: “That first was 40-odd minutes is probably the most comfortable I have… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt his side were below par in Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Clyde at Forthbank which finished 2-2. Dylan Nguene Bikey grabbed a late equaliser after Peter MacDonald’s double had overturned the Frenchman’s early goal and the sides will try again at Broadwood on Tuesday January 31. Mackay said:… read more